Today, while explaining how repulsive he found Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin's comments, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Tom Smith went ahead and compared rape to his daughter's decision to have a baby out of wedlock.

“What that congressman [Akin] said I do not agree with at all,” Smith began. “He should have never said anything like that."

[But] pressed by a reporter on how he would handle a daughter or granddaughter becoming pregnant as a result of rape, Smith said he had already "lived something similar to that" in his family.

"She chose life, and I commend her for that," he said. "She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn't have to ... she chose the way I thought. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't rape."

When a reporter asked Smith to clarify what kind of situation was similar to becoming pregnant from rape, the candidate responded, "Having a baby out of wedlock."

He added, "Put yourself in a father's position. Yes, it is similar."

Legitimate rape is a stupid term, see, because what Akin really meant was having sex out of wedlock. If Republicans keep going with this, rape will soon be a household term for any old thing! Like "I need to go rape my garden," or "It's your night to rape the childrens' homework."

Sigh. I'm trying to come up with some macabre-but-uplifting joke to lighten the mood but I'm too tired to do anything but wish I could magically produce a comically oversized, out-of-wedlock baby to rape this man's mouth shut.

Hat tip Melissa.